Right across the road from where we stayed was a vacant block used by the rebs as an emergency place for treating the wounded.
Every time we tried to get to them the rebs would fire on us.
The rebs had retired about eighty yards in the wood to where it was thicker.
Besides, they might be rebs—and we might get hurt shooting at them.
"Hello, Bill," said one of my comrades, "this is a fine horse of the rebs;" he was as wet as if he had just come out of a river.
The rebs weren't as good as we were, but they were trickier, and they could fight.
The confounded rebs have got into Bayou Boeuf and destroyed or captured the whole of our division property stored there.
I shouldn't have blamed the boy if one or two rebs got by him.
The rebs were out of rations, and they had to surrender or starve.
At one time the rebs were right in on top of the Seventy-Eighth.